Former death row inmate wrongfully imprisoned for 30 years votes in midterms

A former death row inmate who spent 30 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit has voted in the US midterm elections.

Anthony Ray Hinton was wrongfully convicted of murdering two fast food workers in Alabama in 1985 before being freed in 2015.

On Tuesday the 62-year-old cast his vote as America went to the polls.

A tweet from the Equal Justice Initiative shared a picture of a laughing Mr Hinton with an ‘I Voted’ sticker on his forehead.

The image was captioned: “For 30 years, Mr. Hinton was stripped of all his rights while he sat on Alabama death row for a crime he didn’t commit.

“Today, he arrived at the polls at 7am and exercised his right to vote.”

Mr Hinton shared the story of his fight for freedom in his book The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row.